Faulkner County, Arkansas

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Faulkner County, Arkansas
Faulkner County Courthouse 2012-09-30 12-25-25.jpg
Faulkner County Courthouse
Seal of Faulkner County, Arkansas
Seal
Map of Arkansas highlighting Faulkner County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded April 12, 1873
Named for Sanford Faulkner
Seat Conway
Largest city Conway
Area
 • Total 664.01 sq mi (1,720 km2)
 • Land 647.38 sq mi (1,677 km2)
 • Water 16.63 sq mi (43 km2), 2.50%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012) 118,704
 • Density 175/sq mi (67.5/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.faulknercounty.org

Faulkner County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 113,237 as of the 2010 Census. The county seat is Conway.[1] Faulkner County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Faulkner County was formed from parts of Conway and Pulaski counties on April 12, 1873, and is named after Colonel Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner[2] who was the composer of the popular fiddle tune "The Arkansas Traveller".

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 664.01 square miles (1,719.8 km2), of which 647.38 square miles (1,676.7 km2) (or 97.50%) is land and 16.63 square miles (43.1 km2) (or 2.50%) is water.[3]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 12,786
1890 18,342 43.5%
1900 20,780 13.3%
1910 23,708 14.1%
1920 27,681 16.8%
1930 28,381 2.5%
1940 25,880 −8.8%
1950 25,289 −2.3%
1960 24,303 −3.9%
1970 31,572 29.9%
1980 46,192 46.3%
1990 60,006 29.9%
2000 86,014 43.3%
2010 113,237 31.6%
Est. 2012 118,704 4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]
Age pyramid Faulkner County[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 86,014 people, 31,882 households, and 22,444 families residing in the county. The population density was 133 people per square mile (51/km²). There were 34,546 housing units at an average density of 53 per square mile (21/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.33% White, 8.48% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,882 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 22.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 15.30% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,204, and the median income for a family was $45,946. Males had a median income of $32,288 versus $24,428 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,988. About 7.90% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Faulkner County, Arkansas as of 2010

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps. The townships of Faulkner County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses. [8]

Education[edit]

Public education[edit]

Publicly funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:

Private education[edit]

Privately funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 124. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Faulkner County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05045_faulkner/BAS11C20504500000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110804.

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Coordinates: 35°09′36″N 92°18′49″W / 35.16000°N 92.31361°W / 35.16000; -92.31361